Today we’ll show you how to draw Ded Moroz for Beginners! Ded Moroz is the main character of the New Year holiday, the East Slavic version of the Christmas gift-bringer.
Initially, in Slavic mythology, Ded Moroz was the personification of winter frosts. The final image of Ded Moroz was formed in the late ’30s of the 20th century. Ded Moroz is depicted as an old man in a blue, red, or white coat, with a long white beard, staff in his hand, and in boots.
So, let’s start the tutorial and learn how to draw Ded Moroz for beginners!
First sketch out the figure. It will be very different from the usual human figure. This Ded Moroz is drawn in cartoon style. The main differences are that in cartoons characters have large and round heads, small growth, and short legs. So, sketch out the head using a circle. After that, sketch out the arms, spine, and legs using lines.
Draw the bulbous nose and contours of the hat of Ded Moroz, which is put a little askew. Note, that in the first steps you should press down on the pencil as lightly as you can.
This step seems too hard, but it is not. Let’s start with the eyebrows and outline them right under the hat. After that draw the close-set eyes using small black circles (do not forget to leave white highlights as in our example). On the sides of the eyes draw wrinkles, literally a pair on each side. Next, draw the beard and mustache. After that sketch out the ears.
Now draw the warm robe of Ded Moroz. At first draw the collar. Then draw sleeves and mittens. By the way, if you want to draw other Russian fairy-tale characters, visit our drawing lessons about how to draw Baba Yaga and how to draw Koschei the Deathless.
Now draw the lower part of the coat and sketch out the boots. Recall that it is necessary to check the proportionality of the drawing from time to time. To do this, you can look at it in a mirror or move the drawing away from you.
Erase the extra guidelines, draw the bag with gifts. Darken the lines of the drawing. In addition, you can add some interesting details to make your drawing of Ded Moroz more interesting or unusual.
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